Bomba and Plena Community Workshops

Bomba and Plena Community Workshops

Los Pleneros de la 21 is proud to announce the 30th season of the Bomba and Plena Community Workshops BPCW/30! The Bomba & Plena Community Workshops is LP21’s own community school for cultural arts learning. The workshops, offered since 1989, is a staple program in the community and offers engaging music, dance and creative arts classes to students and adults of all ages.

Kicking off Saturday, October 20th, starting at 10:15AM at the Julia de Burgos Center, in East Harlem, BPCW/30 is New York’s longest standing and most successful arts-education community program, providing instruction about the practice, performance, and celebration of Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena music and dance and related traditions, to Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and others, for three decades.

Since 1989, BPCW has evolved as the place where youth and adults have come to learn and embrace powerful modes of self-expression, cultural awareness and a sense of community, through active and dynamic participation in Bomba and Plena traditions and other related traditions.


La Plaza De La Familia || Guest Artist-Instructors || The Magnificent Cast Of Renowned Bpcw Teaching-Artists || The Always Comprehensive And Organic Approach To Learning, Knowing And Living || Weekly Sessions For Adults In Dance And Percussion/Chants || Holiday Parrandas || Featured Performances & Celebrations

Saturdays, starting October 20, 2018 through June 8th, 2019:

– Chimicuinos (10 mo’s – 3 years old): 10:15am – 11am
– Chespiritos (3 – 6 years old): 11:10am – 12:10pm
– Chamacos (6 – 12 years old): 12:20 – 2pm

The adult component of the BPCW/30 is known as the Bomba and Plena Adult Workshops (BPAW). The adult classes meet weekly on the following nights for dance and percussion from 7-8:30pm for each class, in cycles of 3 to 5 classes with a week or two break between each cycle. Information for each BPAW cycle is posted on LP21’s Facebook event page prior to each cycle.

– Tambutéalo Tuesdays (dance) starting 10/23
– Hablando con el Tambor Wednesdays (percussion & chants) starting 10/24

All happening at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue, Room 213
El Barrio, NYC 10029

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED FOR ADULT CLASSES: #BPAW Events for more info on adult classes
FOR MORE INFO: or 212.427.5221

Registration is ongoing, and very affordable, but space is limited so register early!

The Bomba and Plena Community Workshops, BPCW/30 is part of #LP21‘s Bomba and Plena for All – Learning through the Arts Initiatives, made possible in part by support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and the offices of NYC District 8 Councilmember, Diana Ayala.

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